National News

Sydney soaked as storms set to continue

Sydneysiders are dealing with traffic chaos as residents along the length of the NSW coast are being told to prepare for heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hailstones.

Chris Dawson bail decision due next week

Chris Dawson allegedly approached a man with criminal connections about how he might go about getting rid of his wife Lynette Dawson, a Sydney court has heard.

Qld baby-on-beach mum faces NSW court

The mother of a nine-month-old baby girl found dead on a Surfers Paradise beach has faced court charged with failing to provide for her child and causing "danger of death".

Dramatic decline in Aust shark numbers

Shark populations off the east coast of Australia have plummetted in the past 55 years with some species - such as great whites and hammerheads - dropping by 92 per cent, new research shows.

Greenberg's plea to clean up NRL's image

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has delivered a plea to clubs to help clean up the game's image after an off-season dominated by a constant stream of bad publicity.

Sugar tax wins support from young Aussies

Most young people would support a tax being slapped on sugary drinks if the money was used to subsidise fruit and vegetables or exercise facilities, a study has found.